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    ATLANTA (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson's outburst to President Barack Obama during a speech to Congress last week was an act "based on racism" and rooted in fears of a black president.
    My Way News - Jimmy Carter: Wilson comments 'based on racism'
    "I think it's based on racism," Carter said in response to an audience question at a town hall held at his presidential center in Atlanta. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

    The Georgia Democrat said the outburst was a part of a disturbing trend directed at the president that has included demonstrators equating Obama to Nazi leaders.

    "Those kind of things are not just casual outcomes of a sincere debate on whether we should have a national program on health care," he said. "It's deeper than that."

    Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, was formally rebuked Tuesday in a House vote for shouting "You lie!" during Obama's speech to Congress last Wednesday.

    The shout came after the president commented that illegal aliens would be ineligible for federal subsidies to buy health insurance. Republicans expressed their disbelief with sounds of disapproval, punctuated by Wilson's outburst.

    Tuesday's rebuke was a rare resolution of disapproval pushed through by Democrats who insisted that Wilson had violated basic rules of decorum and civility. Republicans characterized the measure as a witch hunt and Wilson, who had already apologized to Obama, insisted he owed the House no apology.

    Wilson's spokesman was not immediately available for comment, but his eldest son defended his father.

    "There is not a racist bone in my dad's body," said Alan Wilson, an Iraq veteran who is running for state attorney general. "He doesn't even laugh at distasteful jokes. I won't comment on former President Carter, because I don't know President Carter. But I know my dad, and it's just not in him."

    "It's unfortunate people make that jump. People can disagree - and appropriately disagree - on issues of substance, but when they make the jump to race it's absolutely ludicrous. My brothers and I were raised by our parents to respect everyone regardless of background or race."

    South Carolina's former Democratic Party chairman said that he doesn't believe Wilson was motivated by racism, but said the outburst encouraged racist views.

    "I think Joe's conduct was asinine, but I think it would be asinine no matter what the color of the president," said **** Harpootlian, who has known Wilson for decades. "I don't think Joe's outburst was caused by President Obama being African-American. I think it was caused by no filter being between his brain and his mouth."

    Harpootlian said he received scores of racial e-mails from outside South Carolina after he talked about the vote on Fox News.

    "You have a bunch of folks out there looking for some comfort in their racial issues. They have a problem with an African-American president," he said. "But was he motivated by that? I don't think so. I respectfully disagree with President Carter, though it gives validity to racism."

    Carter called Wilson's comment "dastardly" and an aftershock of racist views that have permeated American politics for decades.

    "The president is not only the head of government, he is the head of state," he said. "And no matter who he is or how much we disagree with his policies, the president should be treated with respect."


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    This coming from one of the worst, most miserable failures of a President the country ever had. Put him, Clinton and the Obamanation together and you have a modern day version of the three stooges.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    St. Louis/Missouri
    The only reason Carter is standing up for Obama is because Obama makes Carter look good.
    Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. - Ronald Reagan

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    Those of us that remember Carter just think he screwed the country up,just wait til the obamanation is done.
    Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote." - Benjamin Franklin

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    Anything Jimmy Carter says isn't worth the salt on a peanut. As far as I'm concerned, Carter was marginalized a long, long, long time ago. Obama will follow in Carter's footsteps as one term wonder.

    Hooray for Wilson by the way!

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    The Heart of Dixie
    Hurry up and die already!! Good Lord!! How long can he live???

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    Jimmy Carter is still bitter about losing 44 states in 1980. He figures the best way to rehabilitate his image is to press all the leftist buttons. And calling people who disagree with you "racist" is the top button on the leftist elevator. But notice that many in his own party are publicly disagreeing with his claims.

    Jimmy Carter caused the state of Georgia to flip wildly in Presidential elections:

    1972: Nixon (R) over McGovern (D) by 50 points
    1976: Carter (D) over Ford (R) by 34 points (an 84-point swing from the previous election)
    1980: Carter (D) over Reagan (R) by 15 points (a 19-point swing)
    1984: Reagan (R) over Mondale (D) by 20 points (a 35-point swing)

    According to Theodore White (The Making of the President), some of Jimmy Carter's personal friends told him before the 1980 election that they were going to vote for Reagan because of Carter's anti-gun positions.

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    Jimmy "The Wimp" Carter...

    444 days of shame largely in part to his inept ability and willingness to go after the same whack job that is now President of Iran...

    Jimmy "The Socialist" Carter
    Continued the "Progressive" road to Socialism started by Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, JFK, and LBJ...

    Jimmy "Fannie-Mae & Freddie Mac" Carter (Compounded by Slick-Willie Clinton)
    "Community Reinvestment Act" Carter signed into law in 1977...
    Lets force government backed mortgages to be given to people who can't afford them...

    Jimmy "21-1/2 % Prime Rate" Carter...

    Jimmy "U.S. Department of Energy" Carter...

    Jimmy "U.S. Department of Education" Carter...

    Jimmy "Unconditional Amnesty for All Illegals Here Prior to 1978" Carter...

    Al Fin: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton Share Blame for Subprime Mortgage Recession, Government Overshoot

    The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities by Howard Husock, City Journal Winter 2000

    IBD: Carter More to Blame for Financial Crisis Than Bush or McCain |

    The Socialist policies of Jimmy "The Failure" Carter, were continued and expanded upon by Slick-Willie Clinton and now Obama "The Usurper"...

    Welcome Back Carter...



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